Last October, barrister Dennis O'Riordan was dismissed from his top City law firm and barred from practice after falsely claiming he had degrees from Harvard and Oxford. Shoosmiths looks at the issue of CV fraud and how employers can guard against being misled over qualifications and experience.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
With the new Premier League season now underway, the Football Association Premier League has issued a warning to people posting unofficial videos of goals online, stating that these videos are in 'breach of copyright'. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the likelihood of any legal action.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright
The letter sent to an employee following a disciplinary process is often the most important document that an employer will rely upon in defending any subsequent employment tribunal claim. In this briefing, Shoosmiths suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 August 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
When a transaction involves the acquisition of assets by a company from one of its director, or vice versa, the company may need to ensure that it has complied with the 'substantial property transaction' procedures set out in the Companies Act 2006. Shoosmiths sets out the key issues to consider.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 August 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
In June this year Teresa Graham published her report on pre-pack administrations, following much criticism of the process in recent years. The review made a number of recommendations to try to improve the reputation of pre-packs - this Shoosmiths briefing takes a succinct look at the details.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
A nature photographer from Gloucestershire has argued that he owns the copyright in a now famous image taken using his camera, but Wikipedia claims there is no copyright in the image - because it was actually taken by a monkey. Shoosmiths takes a closer look at this curious case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 August 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright
Larger companies and non-public sector organisations will be required to carry out mandatory energy saving assessments under the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme introduced on 17 July by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations. Shoosmiths looks at who is affected and what is required.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working, and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they start work to ensure they have permission to work in the UK. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at recent changes to the document checks that employers should be aware of.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 August 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration
The recent case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a timely reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees, particularly with regards to pay. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers the learning points to come out of the case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European Court decisions hitting the headlines. In this briefing, Shoosmiths answers some of the questions employers are grappling with as a result of these decisions.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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